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Crowing Roosters! At Least It's Winter
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Crowing Roosters! At Least It's Winter
We have more than a half dozen Roosters who live about 100 yards from the Cabin(ette) that we sleep in. These days they start crowing at about 3:00 in the morning. It usually wakes me up. They usually keep going until the Sun comes up, they are crowing now.

It's been a long, snowy, cold, dark Winter but I'm still a bit thankful that it isn't over. A least I can sleep with the windows closed... ...and the nights are still pretty long. Sooner or later the windows in our Cabinette will have to stay open all night and the Roosters will probably start about 1:00 a.m.

I'm curious, does anybody who has close neighbours keep Roosters? How's that working out?
02-24-2014 07:53 AM
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RE: Crowing Roosters! At Least It's Winter
Um, no but i am the keeper lol We have 8 here but banty(so i think they are a touch lower octave) I have them fairly decently positioned so one doesn't hear them as badly if a window is open, that said we're in a valley so it carries.

I think that would be frustrating if they weren't mine, since it's not something i may want to put up with, we choose to keep ours, so gotta suck it up.Icon_wink
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I loved to hear the boys crowing! None at the moment but I miss it. Neighbours are a good way away.

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Banty Roosters would be fun to add to the mix. We have two Partridge Chantecler Roosters who sound like the opening bars of Get Smart when they crow.
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RE: Crowing Roosters! At Least It's Winter
I cant handle that.. Even one rooster I cant take it.. My barn is only 50 feet from my house and I get so mad .. but I am a light sleeper... so no more rooster here.. Ooops forgot.. the quail, now that is a different story.. I love those guys.. I like the sounds that the rooster make. More rooster I have ,, More I like it.. Now, they don't wake me up.
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(Yeah! Mary Ann's back)

I've never heard a Quail crow :)
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yes I am back..
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RE: Crowing Roosters! At Least It's Winter
Mine start around 5:30am. Fortunately for me, I can sleep through any & all crows.

Nobody I know in my area keeps poultry & so far nobody has a problem with it. A lot of people nearby do have loud barking dogs though, so I guess they're more worried about me complaining than them..

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(02-24-2014 11:04 AM)Pig Bog Wrote:  (Yeah! Mary Ann's back)

I've never heard a Quail crow :)

Here pigbog.. check this out.. it isn't want you think they sound
http://ca.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcs...1CA0&p=you tupe of a crowing quail
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RE: Crowing Roosters! At Least It's Winter
I had some cockerels growing out to 'meaty' stage last year, far from our house but within crowing distance to neighbors, and in an effort to be a considerate neighbor, and not to invite any curious coyotes, I put Black landscaping fabric over the windows.
They didn't start crowing until I took the fabric down every morning.
Unfortunately it wouldn't work in a chicken coop, unless one was up with crack of dawn, it would cut down on daylight for the layers.

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Scratch Hmmm... ...I'm going to have to pay more attention to the phase of the Moon. I think that it was pretty full last night, which could explain why they started.

Yup. Just checked. Third quarter and it rose at about 3:00. My Roosters crow at Moonrise. I'll have to watch that :)
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Good old roosters love that sound specially when 2 or more are competing for best crow . But then again I'm a hayseed & retired :-)
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We have approx. 15 young roos here and the crowing of large jersey giant roos can be quite something. Not necessarily a bad thing, I'm usually up at around 4:30 am to get things going here before I go to work. There is nothing as spectacular than an adult giant blasting off for all the world to see and hear.

I have a neighbor across the road about 1500 metre away, he doesn't complain. But did tell me he thought we had a monkey here when my male peafowl and his girls gave rise to a serenade.

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RE: Crowing Roosters! At Least It's Winter
I love the sound of roosters, too. I have a couple that are at it all night. We USED to live very near neighbours, and in a zone where chickens weren't allowed, period. I had a couple of shrill leghorn boys at the time :D The neighbours complained. By-law showed up. We packed up the chickens and pig and moved. The neighbours were friends, and never said a WORD to us, or we would have made an effort to cut down the noise. We no longer speak to those neighbours :D

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Our Seramas that are temporarily in the house start about 5, and I can usually sleep right through it, though recently there has been crowing in my dreams ;P

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